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R4i DS Card

NOTE: R4i cards that are compatible with Nintendo DSi firmware 1.4.3  are NOW AVAILABLE!  Make sure that when you purchase your R4i card, the vendor states they are v1.4.3 compatible. Buy 1.4.3 cards from www.r4ishopper.com
If you own an older R4i card that is not v1.4.3 compatible, it appears there will be no kernal update for these cards to make them compatible.   Unfortunately the only solution is to purchase a new R4i v1.4.3 card.


The R4i is the latest R4 adapter specifically designed to be used in the latest Nintendo DSi game consoles.

What is an R4i adapter? Why should I get one?

R4 adapters have been around for quite some time now, they where created so that you could do more with the Nintendo DS game systems. The standard R4 cards are not compatible with the latest Nintendo DSi console and as such the NEW R4i DS card was born! This is fully compatible with the DSi console and nicely it is also backwards compatible with all the previous Nintendo DS consoles so you can sue the R4i with all of them.

The R4i Adapter allows you to perform tasks with your DS that you could never do before! This includes listen to music, watch videos, browse your piccies and also read e-books all from your Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi consoles! The adapter itself is the same size of a standard nintendo DAS game cartridge and fits into the same slot (Slot 1) as the game cartridges. The adapter has amicro SD memory card slot and its on the micro sd cards that you store all the files you want to use on your DS. This then goes into the adapter and that, in turn, into your DS console. Turn on the DS and away you go.

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How does an R4i work?

The R4i DS card works by turning your DS into a multi media machine! The same size as a game cartridge the adapter behaves just like a proper game cartridge. But instead of playing games you can load the adapter with a Micro SD memory card filled with your favourite music, films, pictures and e-books! The R4i software (That you also need to load onto the memory card) allows you to access these files and play them on your DS & DSi.

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What do I need to use an R4i?

Some people are confused about what you need to get the R4i card working. All you need is the following:

  • A Nintendo DS, DS Lite or the NEW DSi

    DS Lite Black Closed - OR - DSi Black Closed

  • The R4i Adapter (See box image above). The package should include the R4i Adapter itself, A Micro SD USB Card Reader, and Plastic case and a languard keychain thingy. (You only need the adapter and the Micro SD Card Reader though :-)

    R4i Adapter - AND - Micro SD USB Card Reader

  • A Micro SD Card - The R4i Adapter supports SDHC so you can have anything from 2GB to 32GB memory cards. Most people opt for a 4GB card which can store plenty of files, enough for most people.

    2GB Micro SD Memory Card - OR - 4GB Micro SD Memory Card - OR - 8GB Micro SD Memory Card - OR - 16GB Micro SD Memory Card

    What size micro sd do I need?  Knowing what size micro sd card to get for your R4i DS card can be tricky. Its not that easy to recommend a particular one because it really does depend oin the sizes of the files you intend to use. However, generally, a 2GB card will suffice for light users and 4GB card will do for most other people. If you have a really large collection of music or video files then you can go for the 8GB or even the huge 16GB card.

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R4i Step by Step instructions

For people with little or no technical knowledge then setting up your R4i DS Card can be a little tricky and sometimes daunting. Fear not though we have all the information you need to set your DS adapter up. Just follow these easy to use step-by-step instructions and you will have it working in no time.

  • STEP 1 - Buy your R4i Card & Memory

    If you have not done so already you are going to need to buy your device before you can do anything at all. Obvious I know but if it is the case that you still don't actually have an R4i as yet then we can recommend that you buy one from www.r4ishopper.com. You can buy them elsewhere but we have heard good reports about this vendor and their cards all seem to be genuine. If you don't already have a micro sd card hanging around then make sure you buy one of their bundle deals that includes the card as part of the package. If you are unsure what size memory card to get then opt for the 4GB Micro SD bundle as that will leave you plenty of space without being overkill.

  • STEP 2 - Check you have everything you need

    Its now time to double check that you have everything you need to continue. The checklist is as follows:

    • R4i Adapter
    • USB Micro SD Card Reader (If your memory card is greater than 2GB then the reader needs to be SDHC compatible)
    • A Micro SD Memory Card
    • A PC running windows XP or Vista (With the latest updates installed)
    • An active Internet connection

  • STEP 3 - Download the R4i Software

    Before you can use your R4i you first need to download the latest R4i software. The software is constantly being updated and is therefore not supplied on the R4i adapter itself. There may also be some sort of legal reason why the adapters are not supplied with the software out of the box. To save you some time we have the latest version of the R4i software for you to download

    R4i Operating software (Kernel) (ZIP File)

    Click the link and choose a location on your PC to save the file to. Remember where you decided to save the file. When the download is finished, find the file on your PC and then right click the file and choose "extract all...". Follow the prompts and choose the default options. When you are finished you should have a folder called R4i and inside that folder you will find the files that you will need in the next step.

  • STEP 4 - Setting up your Micro SD Memory Card

    • Find the Micro SD memory card and remove from its packaging if necessary
    • Insert the Micro SD card into the USB Micro SD Card Reader
    • Insert the Card Reader into a free USB port of your PC/MAC
    • On a PC you should be prompted when you insert the card reader. Choose to open to view files/folders
    • You should now have an empty file window (Unless you have already transferred some files to your micro SD card.)
    • Now go back to your other window where you extracted the downloaded files to. Selected all the files and then press the right mouse button and choose COPY.
    • Go back to the empty folder for your memory card and right click and choose PASTE
    • When done your memory card should look like this:
    • Thats it for now - you can add your files you want to use with the R4i card later on. Click onto your C: on the right panel and then right click on the memory card drive and choose to safely remove the device (If you just unplug the USB reader without doing this you can damage your memory card and lose your files!)
    • Now remove the USB reader from your PC and remove the memory card from the reader. Try not to touch the metal connections.

  • STEP 5 - Using your R4i for the first time

    Now we can test out your R4i card using the memory card that we setup in step 4 above. If you followed exactly what I outlined in step 4 then you will not have any music, video or other files on the card as yet. That's fine because we only need to test that the card works and the menu appears on your Nintendo DS when used. Follow these steps to test out your R4i Adapter:

    • Insert the Micro SD memory card into your R4i adapter
    • Insert the adapter into your Nintendo DS game port (Slot 1)
    • Turn on your Nintendo DS/Nintendo DSi
    • Your DS should load and you should be able to select the R4 card just like you would if you where playing a standard Game.
    • The R4i software should load and it should look something like this:
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R4i Latest Software

To make the most of your R4i you need to make sure that you have the latest version of the R4i software. This is also known as the R4i Kernel or the R4i system files.

You can download the latest version of the R4i software here: R4i Operating software (Kernel) (ZIP File)

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Where to Buy R4i?

There are many different places online where you can purchase the R4i revolution, we have contacted many of these vendors to to assess customer service, product knowledge, etc. Have a look at our where to buy R4i card page for more information.....

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R4i FAQ (Frequently Asked questions)

We will put the answers to all your R4i related questions here. We will also post solutions to common R4i problems.

  1. What is the maximum micro sd capacity an R4i DS Card can accept?
    The R4i Card is SDHC compatible and can therefore accept memory cards up to 32GB in size. However when using cards above 4GB try to organise your files into folders and sub folders. We have heard reports that folders with huge amounts of files can cause issues with R4 and R4i revolution cards
  2. Are the R4i DS cards compatible with the older Nintendo DS?
    Yes they are, you can use the R4i DS Card with all of the Nintendo DS consoles. We recommend buying the R4i no matter what console you have because should you upgrade in the future you can still use your R4i card.

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THANK YOU
Written By ANONYMOUS on 27/05/2009 15:48:00
Hi

I have a DS lite with a R4i card. down loaded R4i.zip unpacked and copied it to the SD card. When I select R4i I get loading and then it hangs. When I unpacked the R4i.zip I got the following floders
Moonshl2
R4iMenu
and R4.dat
I have had the card working but it had another folder called _System_.
The reason for installing your file was to get the latest R4i kernal. I came across your site while searching for a eBook reader for the R4i card. I did down load a DSreader but all I get is two blank white screens. I am new to Nintendo DS and finding it quite a challenge and appreciate the work you guys are doing. The article is about the best I have seen so far it gives all you need to know in easy to follow instructions.

If asking these questions in this comment is not the idea i apologise

regards
Alan chesters
Written By Alan Chesters on 28/05/2009 05:20:00
Hi Alan,

Thanks for your comments and we are glad you like the site. :-)

We have tested the R4i software from our site with an R4i card (Used on a DS Lite though not a DSi). It works fine for us and we have the same folder structure without the _system_ folder. From time to time the ZIP files can get corrupted during download and also during transfer to and from your micro SD card. We have had the occasion where the files did not work withthe loading screen issue you are having and a re-format and re copy fixed the issue. Can you try this? Do you have another DS you can try the adapter in?

Many Thanks

Site Moderator
Written By admin@r4dscards.com on 28/05/2009 13:30:00
I followed the procedure above and tried it on both the DS and DSi and all it shows is Loading in both system. Do I need to copy it again? Is the file corrrupt?
Written By Le on 04/06/2009 03:05:00
Hi Le,

If you have problems with your R4i DS Card then it is always worth starting from scratch, and trying it again as files can become corrupted during transfer, either from the online location to your computer or when transferring them to your micro sd card. I can confirm though that the software available on this site does work with the R4i (Purchased from www.r4ishopper.com - It could be that there are different versions available as there are quite a few R4 variations out there - R4 III, R4 Upgrade etc - so it is possible that the version we tested, from memorycardzoo.com, is different to the version you have. We would appreciate it if you could check the box to see if it matches the image on this site?

Many Thanks

Site Moderator
Written By admin@r4dscards.com on 04/06/2009 09:42:00
Hello, I was just wondering if you can still update the DSi and shop in the store or will it interfere with the functionality of the r4i?
Written By nat on 09/06/2009 00:45:00
Hi Nat,

From what we have read elsewhere people have successfully updcated their DSi software and the R4i still works. However we have not tested this ourselves and so can not say for certain.

Many Thanks

Site Moderator

Written By admin@r4dscards.com on 09/06/2009 09:07:00
hi i have read your article and found it very helpful although cant get the r4i to work, when i put he card in the console it states that there is no card in the card slot. does this mean that i ave a faulty adaptor? also when i look on my removable disk file it doesnt display exactly the same as you show above it just displays an open yellow folder which contains the three files.
can you offer any advice

cheer ju
Written By ju on 16/06/2009 22:18:00
Hi, I have a r4i gold and am using it in a NDS Lite. It will not play all files (*edited) and I was looking to change the firmware to see if this fixes the problem. If I follow your instructions above, will the above software work in this card.

Thanks.
Written By darren on 17/06/2009 13:29:00
Hi Ju,

If the DS does not show that you have anything inserted then it could be an issue with the contacts of the R4i adapter and the DS itself. This is a known fault which occurs when the plastic is slightly thinner than it should be. We have heard people get around this by inserting a small bit of cardboard to make the contact firmer. Give this a try.

As for the files on your memory card - try to follow the instructions again to see if you can get it to match what we have - if you download the software from this site then it should match....


Thanks

Site Moderator
Written By admin@r4dscards.com on 17/06/2009 13:58:00
Hi Darren,

Unfortunately we have not heard of the R4i Gold - there are lots of varieties of the R4i but we would recommend buying the one sold by r4ishopper.com - see our Where to buy an R4i Page for more info.

Thanks

Site Moderator
Written By admin@r4dscards.com on 17/06/2009 14:02:00
thanks for your advice i thought it was something like that. i am going to return it to seller. i did bown load the software from your site and although the files were showing it didnt exactly match the picture of what the files would look like. i will try again when i have a new card

many thaks
ju
Written By ju on 18/06/2009 21:33:00
it tries to load then I get two white screens or two black screens. Did I do something wrong?
Written By Amy on 26/06/2009 16:55:00
Hi, my card works as per diagram but where do I load my files? Do I have to create a folder?
Thanks
Written By Alex on 29/06/2009 13:35:00
Hi Amy,

We have not heard of that symptom before with the two black or white screens. Are you sure you downloaded the correct software for your DS card you have purchased? We've heard that there are various versions of r4i out there with a few fakes too, if you have a different version tothe one we show abopve you may need different software to get it to work. Fiddly these things aren't they?

Thanks

Site Moderator
Written By admin@r4dscards.com on 29/06/2009 13:36:00
Hi alex,

With the R4i you just need to put the files in the root of your memory card - try that and let us know if it works.

Thanks

Site moderator
Written By admin@r4dscards.com on 29/06/2009 13:37:00
Hey i seem to have a problem trying to get my r4i card to work on my dsi. I've downloaded the kernel and the card loads up fine to the main menu but when i select the files option on the main menu, this is where i run into my problem. At the bottom of the bottom screen a dark gray bar comes up (i guess loading up the files from the card?) but the bar never finishes and the bar just halts and freezes. At first I thought maybe it was because my gaming files were corrupt. So i deleted all the nds files (the src files not the r4.dat file or any files from the kernel) and i tried putting in the files one at a time and still the gray bar freezes like it did before. Which means either that all my nds files are corrupted (highly doubtful) or maybe my card is messing something or im doing something wrong, please help me i have already bought the wrong card once and i dont want to have to buy another card again.
Written By Wes on 30/06/2009 03:29:00
Hi Wes,

Thanks for your post. Have you tried replacing the Kernel software with the latest version? I guess you would have done this. Have you got a spare micro sd card that you can use to rule out a memory card issue? Have you tried to just load one file on its own with nothing ele on the card? What size memory card is it? If its asmall capacity card a\nd you are filing it up then the files will not load because they need space on the card to use for their function and if there is not sufficient space avaialable they will not work. Hope this helps...

Thanks

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Written By admin@r4dscards.com on 30/06/2009 10:40:00
Thanks for the info for putting my files into the root. Works fine.
I have one more question! How do I put my files in alphabetical order? They are in order on my sd card but in my files menu they are not.

Thanks Again.
Written By Alex on 30/06/2009 22:15:00
Hi Alex,

Glad to hear you have got your R4i Card working :-) - we are not sure how to orer them - are they not ordered alphabetically? If they are then you could add something like "001 - name of file"? to order them nicely?

Thanks

Site Moderator
Written By admin@r4dscards.com on 01/07/2009 10:40:00
Hi Again, Just thought I'd let you know I have sorted out the 'Alphabetical Order' issue. I took all the files off and put them in another folder, put them in order and put them back on again in order. That done the trick. I'm not sure what happens when you add a new file though. I might have to do all that again!

Thanks Agian for your help.
Written By Alex on 01/07/2009 14:41:00
Hi. I just brought a R4i and i have a DSI. When i downloaded that latest R4i software. I tested it. It says loading... It din't load for like 1 hour! Is it fake? What do I do?
Written By Sean on 03/07/2009 09:38:00
Hi, thank u for all those informations !!!! I was wondering what am I going to do whith this thing? I was in mad, thank u again for those super easy steps u told us! Ok, I have had some problems during the downloading but now my R4i works super!
Written By Evelina on 03/07/2009 10:09:00
Hi Sean,

Do you know what version of the R4i you are using? Is it the upgrade or the standard version? Its probably a software issue - make sure you get the correcvt software for the version of r4i that you have.

Thanks

Site Moderators
Written By admin@r4dscards.com on 03/07/2009 10:59:00
Hi! this article was really helpful but theres something wrong. i downloaded the files and i did everything but when i turn it on it stats to load and just stays like that . i hav all the right files so if you can help id really apprieciate it. thanks!
Written By Quill on 03/07/2009 22:23:00
i have a ds lite and i have r4i but there is no square before the cheats so i can't activate them

plz help me

arne
Written By arne on 04/07/2009 12:10:00
hi i did exactly what how you said up there but when i load the R4i it locks in 2 black windows with one saying loading (i'n using it on a DSi). i already had some games on it so this affect the installation?
Written By robert on 04/07/2009 15:52:00
hi

the instructions dindt work for me. i did exactly what the instructions but it freezes in a loading screen when i
load it in the DSi. i had already a few files in it does this affect the installation?
Written By robbert on 04/07/2009 15:58:00
does this work in a DSi too?
Written By ryan on 04/07/2009 16:02:00
Hi Quill,

Do you know if you have the same R4i as the one pictured above? If not wich DS Card do you have?

Many Thanks

Site Moderator
Written By admin@r4dscards.com on 06/07/2009 12:18:00
Hi Arne,

We have not had any experience in using the cheats so unfortunately would not be able to assist you with this.

Many THanks

Site Moderator
Written By admin@r4dscards.com on 06/07/2009 12:19:00
Hi Robert,

Thanks for your post. The only thing we can suggest is to retry the software download - also make sure you get the correct software for your R4i version you have as they will not work with the incorrect software. There are different R4i Cards made by different manufacturers and you needed the correct software. Which R4i Card do you have?

Many Thanks

Site Moderator
Written By admin@r4dscards.com on 06/07/2009 12:20:00
Hi Ryan,

Yes this device is actually intended tfor use in the Nintendo DSi.

Many Thanks

Site Moderator
Written By admin@r4dscards.com on 06/07/2009 12:21:00
i did what you told me to do and my screen just says loading with a pink block in the coner that is it! did i do somthing wrong? and what should i do about it??
thanks x
Written By Danielle on 08/07/2009 19:47:00
Hi Danielle,

Sorry to hear you are having issues with your DS Card. They can be fiddly to get up and runnign so please be patient. FIrstly can you ensure with DSi you are using? Does the box match the box image on our article? If not then you would firstly need to ensure that you have downloaded the correct software for your R4i Card. Using the softwrae for other DSi cards will not work unfortunately. If you have downloaded the correct software then it could be that your item is faulty and it may be worth contacting the retailer. Semtimes the retailer will have the software available that matches with the R4i DS Card that you have purchased. I hope this helps.

Thanks

Site Moderator
Written By admin@r4dscards.com on 09/07/2009 13:34:00
hello if u download the kernal does it have viruses that can hurt ur pc? Another ? is when it is done downloading is that when u choose which file to copy it 2?



Written By jalen on 11/07/2009 07:02:00
i did what you said an when i put it in my r4i it freezed at loading screen please help me!!!!!!!
Written By rayyan on 12/07/2009 14:54:00
I had one problem with my R4i Upgrade (www.r4i-sdhc.com) with an error : Fake card! Please return to retailer.
With your kernel r4i I resolve my problem . My douther is very happy!

Thanks
Written By giomax on 12/07/2009 16:15:00
Hi jalen,

There are no viruses in the files you can downlaod from this website.

THanks

Site Moderator
Written By admin@r4dscards.com on 13/07/2009 15:29:00
Hi rayyan,

The only thing we can add is that you ensure you download the correct software version for the exact version of the R4i you have purchased.

Thanks

Mike
Written By admin@r4dscards.com on 13/07/2009 15:30:00
Hi giomax,

Glad we could help. It is true that there are cards out there that may not be manufactured by the original maufacturer but from experience they all seem to work as required as long as you use the correct software.

Thanks

Site Moderator
Written By admin@r4dscards.com on 13/07/2009 15:31:00
I would like to know how do u put songs and movies onto ur r4i?

ps.the site is very helpful
Written By Abbas on 13/07/2009 17:14:00
hi, i have followed the on screen instructions for downloading the software and all 3 files appear on my micro sd card, when inserted in to the DSi, it detects the R4i card but when selected just comes up with the message loading and nothing happens, any suggestions?
Written By bruce on 13/07/2009 21:48:00
"I had one problem with my R4i Upgrade (www.r4i-sdhc.com) with an error : Fake card! Please return to retailer."
I have the same problem too. where can I can I find right kernel?

Written By otmar on 14/07/2009 12:59:00
hi i had my r4i working yesterday i added a few files and now all i get is 2 white screens i formated sd card and reloaded files with same results any ideas?

Written By chino on 14/07/2009 16:38:00
all appeared to be working with game icon displayed after opening R4i on DSi until loading /opening one file. R4i now only displays Menu?. help please
Written By dave on 15/07/2009 02:20:00
Hi Abbas,

Thank you - we try our best :-)

To put songs & movies you need to use the moonshell application. If you look up moonshell online you will find plenty of help. For movies and songs you need to convert them to the format that the nintendo ds can read - I dont think that it can accept MP3 files directly (without conversion) to be honest. We are looking at getting a guide for this on here soon.

Many THanks

Site Moderators
Written By admin@r4dscards.com on 16/07/2009 10:16:00
Hi Bruce,

It would seem that you have the incorrect version of software for the version of R4i card that you have. This sympton you have is 99% the result of incorrect kernel software being loaded onto the card. Unfortunately there are many versions of the R4i and youy need to make sure you download the cortrect version for your DS card.

Many Thanks

Site Moderators
Written By admin@r4dscards.com on 16/07/2009 10:20:00
Hi otmar,

YOu can dowload the kernel for the R4i Upgrade from our downloads page here: R4i Software

Many Thanks

Site Moderators
Written By admin@r4dscards.com on 16/07/2009 10:21:00
Hi chino

A few peple have had issues with white screens. Not sure really - by the sounds of it you have had your R4i DS Card working previously so am assuming you have the correct software. It could be that your R4i card is faulty. Can you try a new Micro SD card to rule that out?

Thanks

Site Moderators
Written By admin@r4dscards.com on 16/07/2009 10:23:00
Hi Dave,

It would seem that the software has been corrupted on your Micro Sd card - not sure why or how - but try to clean the micro sd card and start from scratch.

THanks

Site Moderators

Written By admin@r4dscards.com on 16/07/2009 10:25:00
we have downloaded the software and get the r4i menu but when we try to put files on it will not play them , how do you put files on the memory card

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You transfer files to the memory card for us via your PC when the micro SD is in your card reader. Do you get any erorr message, does the R4i hang or does nothing happen?
Written By sarah on 17/07/2009 11:59:00
hi, ive just bought my son a r4i ive followed your instructions but when i turn on the machine all im getting is couldnt find_DS_MENU.DAT, can you tell me i have to do, thanx.

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Make sure you have downlaoded the correct software and that when you extracted the files it looks liek the picture in this article. Some people extract the files into a sub folder and this will cause the issue you are having.
Written By Angi on 18/07/2009 15:55:00
I bought a r4i off of an online retailer and I tried your software download but it won't work. On my DSi all it shows is a red rectangle and inside of it says "menu?" Cuold you tell me the download for mine?

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Can you let us know what version of R4i you have? Is it the Upgrade? version III? or something else? He bix susually has a URL for you to go and download the right software.
Written By Garrett on 19/07/2009 02:55:00
thanks that is very much needed info
Written By william on 20/07/2009 18:05:00
hi blank screen with loading on it, on a dsi with r4i card in it any ideas, cheers

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Make sure you download and use the correct software for your R4i card - there are different versions that at first glance look identical. This is the most common issue
Written By simon on 21/07/2009 19:50:00
1 more question my usb drive burned out like the light wont turn on and the pc wont notice it. Can u pleaze help me!!!!!???? i dont understand the directions above i need help with that to.

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Hi Jalen, If your USB drive has a fault you would need to purchase a new one. We can remommend this one: Cheap Micro SDHC USB Card Reader.
Written By jalen on 23/07/2009 05:44:00
Hi,
went through your step by step instructions all went well until i put card in dsi. Got loading on top screen and black on bottom. Tried r4-v.com and got same result. Im using 2gb Kingston micro sd, could this be the problem ?. What am i doing wrong.
Thanks Stephen.

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There should be no issue with the type of micro SD you are using. The fault you have would point to the version of software you are trying to use. You must use the right version for the card you have as there are many variants (Unfortunately). What type of R4i do you have? Upgrade? Version III?
Written By stephen Johnson on 25/07/2009 20:16:00
i just got a r4i card nut everytime i put it inn my dsi it just shows to blank screens and i downloaded the files needed and i followed the instructionns to it to and it still doesnnt work.cann someone please help me i waited so long to get this card and i really want it to work.

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The fault you have would point to the version of software you are trying to use. You must use the right version for the card you have as there are many variants (Unfortunately). What type of R4i do you have? Upgrade? Version III?
Written By Manuel on 25/07/2009 21:51:00
I know with original r4 you had to create a games folder to access any games on the card. Where do i put my games with the r4i, do i need to make up a games folder?

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Yes it should work in the same way - if it fails just put them in the root of the memory card
Written By Arf Young on 27/07/2009 13:22:00
Hi, I am having problems with my R4i SDHC upgrade card. The menu comes up just fine, I can play music on it but that's all when I go into the games menu I can see all of the games but cannot select anything, the screen is freezed. I do not understand why I tried starting from scratch but the games menu would not work. Please help this is my third R4i card I am having problems with???

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THis does sound like a fault with your R4i Card - we suggest contacting your supplier
Written By Trueby on 27/07/2009 19:32:00
i have a dsi ver1 .2 & the r4i (same as above apart from the box was black) i've followed your steps but i'm still getting 2 black screens with one with loading on it? any suggestions please

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This nearly always means a software issue- either you are using the wrong version for your card or have instalklked it incorrectly. Its painful isn't it? These things are not easy due to the number of versions available unfortunately.
Written By Niber on 28/07/2009 20:01:00
Hi, I have the problem with my R4I SDHC upgradable card. I load the mot current Kernel in the SD card turn on the DSI see the Main Menu then i choose R4iSDHC click start and it just display two blank screen.
Please help

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Are you certain that you have used the right software for the Upgrade card?
Written By john on 29/07/2009 00:01:00
Hi, thank you for the instructions, they were very helpfull indeed. But i must ask one thing, were do i insert my music,games files ect, and can i use normal NDS games files for the DSi?

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Just drag and drop them into the root of the micro sd card and yes NDS files will work on the DSi
Written By Jason on 30/07/2009 00:25:00
Hi i'm having the same problem like the others i have a dsi ver 1.2e and the R4i (all like above except for the box as mine was red. I followed your instructions but i'm just getting 2 black screens with the top screen stuck in loading. Any suggestion?

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We've not seen this ourselves - where did you get the software from? Wa sit from this site? We will be updating our software today with the latest versions so maybe try again with the latest versions
Written By Nigel on 30/07/2009 10:53:00
can i just say this siteis spot on does what it says a1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thanks :-)
Written By will walker on 30/07/2009 15:52:00
Hi, I have a new R4i card the box looks exactly like the original R4 cards all black on the from except this one says R4i. I get the screen that just says loading and it does not get past that stage. How do I know which software to use, where can I find different versions of software and why does my box look different than the ones on this site. (Mine does not say upgrade on the front). Thanks.

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There are different versions produced by different manufacturers. If yours is just the R4i card then go to our downlaods page and download the latest R4i software from there.
Written By Rich on 31/07/2009 19:01:00
Hi, I have purchased an R4i card (gold) and have completed all your steps but the screen just says loading and nothing more... how can this be rectified?

Thanks

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Sounds like you have the wrong software - try the R4i (Not upgrade) software from our downloads page
Written By Vicky on 31/07/2009 19:51:00
Hi, Just got a DSi for my sons birthday, I also bought a r4i card but no matter which software i download it comes up "loading" and stalls there but it works fine in his old NDS, is it just that the software isnt up to date for the DSI as it is only 5 days old, I downloaded 5 different types of software with yhe same results any ideas would be most greatfull as I m at the end of my teather

Thanks

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If you have the latest 1.4 Nintendo Firmware then the R4i card will not work until the R4i manufacturers release a new software
Written By phil on 01/08/2009 14:02:00

Hi

I have a DS lite with a R4i card. down loaded R4i.zip unpacked and copied it to the SD card. When I select R4i I get loading and then it hangs. When I unpacked the R4i.zip I got the following floders
Moonshl2
R4iMenu
and R4.dat
I have had the card working but it had another folder called _System_.
The reason for installing your file was to get the latest R4i kernal. I came across your site while searching for a eBook reader for the R4i card. I did down load a DSreader but all I get is two blank white screens. I am new to Nintendo DS and finding it quite a challenge and appreciate the work you guys are doing. The article is about the best I have seen so far it gives all you need to know in easy to follow instructions.

If asking these questions in this comment is not the idea i apologise

regards
Alan chesters
Written By Alan Chesters on 28/05/2009 05:20:00

AND

Hi,
went through your step by step instructions all went well until i put card in dsi. Got loading on top screen and black on bottom. Tried r4-v.com and got same result. Im using 2gb Kingston micro sd, could this be the problem ?. What am i doing wrong.
Thanks Stephen.

AND

hi, i have followed the on screen instructions for downloading the software and all 3 files appear on my micro sd card, when inserted in to the DSi, it detects the R4i card but when selected just comes up with the message loading and nothing happens, any suggestions?
Written By bruce on 13/07/2009 21:48:00

RE: me too. firmware version 1.4 does not accept flash carts. Its a problem with your dsi or you have an R4U not an r4i and the sofware doesn't work on them. says so on their site.

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If you have the latest 1.4 Nintendo Firmware then the R4i card will not work until the R4i manufacturers release a new software
Written By Prestorjon on 01/08/2009 22:06:00
Have upgrad dsi to 1.4e how do i go back ?
r4i block ;(

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If you have the latest 1.4 Nintendo Firmware then the R4i card will not work until the R4i manufacturers release a new software. Alas there is no way to go back to the previous nintendo firmware.
Written By J Goodman on 02/08/2009 17:44:00
i ve had the r4i working on my dsi for a couple of weeks now, after info on this web site thanks . dont no if anyone has had this yet but i updated shop on my dsi and now it says ( an error has occured ) when r4i is inserted GUTTED ! dont know why i bothered to get latest update my daughter is so dissapointed ,just let other people know not to update their system once the r4i is up and running , i think nintendo is on to it

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If you have the latest 1.4 Nintendo Firmware then the R4i card will not work until the R4i manufacturers release a new software. Alas there is no way to go back to the previous nintendo firmware.
Written By chris on 03/08/2009 10:46:00
Hi - I have followed all your instructions for my new R4i card and have the same problem Alan had above and many others so it seems which is downloading files as you've instructed (easy to follow might I add) but unfortunately I am getting the loading..... error on the top screen that just sits there. I have made sure that I have the upgraded kernal file you mentioned but to no avail. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

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If you have the latest 1.4 Nintendo Firmware then the R4i card will not work until the R4i manufacturers release a new software. Alas there is no way to go back to the previous nintendo firmware.
Written By Lush on 03/08/2009 15:09:00
my r4i came on my dsi but t should i dohen all that it said was loading what

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Try the R4i Software from this site. Hopefully you aint upgraded to firmware 1.4!
Written By anonimous on 04/08/2009 00:48:00
Hi got an r4i card for a friend,the card works fine in mine but when i put it in his it comes up with an error when you click on the r4 icon,any help would be great

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If you have the latest 1.4 Nintendo Firmware then the R4i card will not work until the R4i manufacturers release a new software. Alas there is no way to go back to the previous nintendo firmware.
Written By brant on 04/08/2009 14:12:00
I am having the same problems as many. I have downloaded all relevant files from the correct website that i purchased my R4 revolution card, unzipped and copied onto the SDHC card but get the loading and black screen on my ds lite. What can you suggest please? I have attempted this 5 times now.

Getting very frustrated. The seller has been no help.

Thanks.

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If you have the latest 1.4 Nintendo Firmware then the R4i card will not work until the R4i manufacturers release a new software. Alas there is no way to go back to the previous nintendo firmware.

Written By Lynda on 05/08/2009 00:26:00
have an R4i and have been using it for some time with no problems. We updated our dsi 2 days ago and now it wont work. i know many others with the same problem is there any solution?

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If you have the latest 1.4 Nintendo Firmware then the R4i card will not work until the R4i manufacturers release a new software. Alas there is no way to go back to the previous nintendo firmware.
Written By michelle on 06/08/2009 15:28:00
I bought this card for my DSI but am having problems with the ds recodnising the software,
I followed all the instructions on this site but when I click on the 'start DS card icon on the dsi the top screen was black and the bottom screen had a message saying:
'an error has occurred.
Press and hold the POWER
button to turn the system off.
please refer to the Nintendo DSI
Operations manual for details.

could you help me please?

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If you have the latest 1.4 Nintendo Firmware then the R4i card will not work until the R4i manufacturers release a new software. Alas there is no way to go back to the previous nintendo firmware.
Written By simon on 06/08/2009 16:42:00
We have two DSI's and two R4i memory cards both work fine on one DSi but on the other when the R4 symbol is pressed it says "An error has occurred. press the POWER button to turn the system off. Please refer to Nintendo DSi Operation Manual for details. The manual tells you to ring Nintendo. Can't see them being willing to help with thi one. Any ideas?

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If you have the latest 1.4 Nintendo Firmware then the R4i card will not work until the R4i manufacturers release a new software. Alas there is no way to go back to the previous nintendo firmware.
Written By chris on 06/08/2009 16:50:00
Dear Srs,


The Nintendo when star says “ loadind... system data error! Please check NDS system date.

Can you help me?
Thanks,
LM


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Not had this one before!
If you have the latest 1.4 Nintendo Firmware then the R4i card will not work until the R4i manufacturers release a new software. Alas there is no way to go back to the previous nintendo firmware.
Written By Luis Marques on 06/08/2009 23:19:00
hi.. i have the R4i card, and all the games work perfectly as well as music. However now I am more confident with it, I'd like to put movies that I have downloaded onto the card. Is there anything i have to download to get movies on there? and also what format does the movie have to be to go onto the card?

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You need to find a converter that will convert avi or other movie files to the DS format - a search ion Google should, help you with this. (Sorry we have not tried this ourselves)
Written By sarah on 07/08/2009 01:07:00
i had loads of problems with my R4i card as i stupidly updated my DSi to firmware version 1.4, i didnt realise at the time it would stop the r4i card from working!!!! Really glad i found your site as i have been looking everywhere to see how i can fix this. As you say the only solution is to purchase a new R4i v1.4 compatible card, DOH! After a bit of trawling about on the net and reading several more forums i found genuine article R4i v1.4 cards at the www.r4ishopper.com I have now succesfuly purchased through their site and everything is up and running perfectly!! wooo hoooo Thanks again for your advice, you have been a life saver!

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Glad we could help :)
Written By Rahul on 20/11/2009 17:22:00
have downloaded kernel onto a 2g msd card put it in my dsi and nothing the machine is vers 1.3E is this anything to do with it ,do i need to up topress system update or what should i try

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If your R4i cards is 1.4 compatible then we would recommend upgrading your DSi firmware and trying again
Written By warren on 27/12/2009 19:06:00
do you know when the manufactures are going to update software as i have 2 r4i cards and niether of them work. so at the moment they are a waste of money and i have 2 dissapointed children. thanks bert

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Are the R4i cards 1.4 comptible? If so they shoudl work fine - what error are you getting?

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Written By bert on 27/12/2009 22:59:00
thank you soooo soooo much! I got this for christmas and I've been spending 2 days trying to get it to work DX I tried al these instructions but only yours helped XD thanks again:D
Written By Kaxyz on 28/12/2009 01:05:00
i tried what you said, and nothing works, the card still says no data in a red box when i turn it on. i extracted the files with winrar, should i have not done that?

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You need to try again it seems that you have set the software up incorrectly or are using the wrong software

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Written By Woo JIn on 28/12/2009 01:30:00
i have followed all your instructions, but when i extract the files it turns into a MPEG video file, and it wont load on my ds


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Thats very odd - sounds like awierd error with your PC/MAC to be honest

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Written By woo jin on 28/12/2009 01:48:00
Can you use a mac for the dsi or is this for pc only?


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It works on both :-)

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Written By julia on 28/12/2009 16:25:00
Hi, I purchased the R4i card (as pictured above) and Micro SD cards, and downloaded the software as per your instructions above. I tried to use the R4 card before i found your instructions but without success. when i insert the R4 card into my Dsi it comes up with "Star Wars Lethal Alliance Ubisoft". when i click on the icon the top screen just shows a diagram of a memory card with "?Menu" on a white background and the bottom screen is just black????

Can you help?


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First of all the star wars icon is normal - that is a method that soem R4 vendors use to get around the 1.4 firmware lockout. The other message you are receiving sounds like you ahve not installed the software correctly or just as likely you are not using the correct software.

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Written By Phil on 28/12/2009 21:00:00
I just followed all the instructions and have had my friend trying to make the r4i work on the dsi as he has a ds and a different kind of r4 card, but when i put the r4i into my dsi the game it comes up with is star wars lethal alliance and when i enter it, it has a memory card type image with a question mark and it says menu, i dont know what to do.


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The Star Wars message is normal and the other issue is most liekly that you are using the wrong software for your DS Card.

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Written By ellie on 29/12/2009 00:03:00
everything works okay now, but none of my games will load for some reason, it makes no sense


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Sorry we can not help with specific files

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Written By woo jin on 29/12/2009 02:23:00
hi loaded all as your instructions but wont show on sd card once inserted in dsi,
it does however show a game just on the adapter with no sd inserted when icon is selected it just closes lower screen & says on games card inserted .....


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Is the game it shows Star Wars?

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Written By chris on 29/12/2009 15:13:00
is the R4i what i need??? i have an acekard2 with plenty ov games for my daughter whic works fine on a Black dsi but WONT wor on the new Purple dsi... Can u help????


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Its probably the firmware versions differ on the two DSi's - can you check what firmware you have and get back to us?
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Written By si on 29/12/2009 16:14:00
Ive downloaded the programs for the DSi but when i try the card in my DSi i get the previous game played come up instead of the R4i icon and if i click on it, the touch screen goes black and the top screen has 'menu?' on it - what am i doing wrong?
please help!!
thanks
vicki


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It sounds as though you are using the wrong softwrae for your particular DS card or are using out dated software.

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Written By Vicki R on 29/12/2009 17:11:00
I dont understand what to do , i have downloaded all the software things but when i get files I move them onto my micro sd card (16gb) but when i turn on my R4i but the games i downloaded don't come up in the games section. have i done anything wrong? idont really get it. the files are zipped but i cannot unzip them and when i try to it comes up in a error box which reads "Windows cannot open the folder, The compressed(zipped) Folder 'C:/users...\Downloads\0297.zip' is invalid"
please can you tell me what to do, this is driving me CRAZY!!!
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It sounds as though your ZIP files are corrupted somehow - can you try ad download them again? Also try putting your files in the root of the card.

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Written By Aaron on 29/12/2009 22:09:00